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in large quantities or amounts, rather than smaller, more convenient quantities or amounts. Jane always bought office supplies in bulk to save money. Dave purchased cereal in bulk because his family used so much of it.
1. Unpackaged, loose, as in It's cheaper to buy rice in bulk. [Late 1600s]
2. In large amounts or volume, as in The ship was carrying wheat in bulk. [Mid-1700s]
1. Unpackaged; loose.
2. In large numbers, amounts, or volume.